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National Roast Suckling Pig Day

Celebrate National Roast Suckling Pig Day with delicious recipes and flavorful ingredients - it's the perfect way to treat your taste buds!
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December 18
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Get your ovens ready to celebrate National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18! It's a special day that has been around since the 16th century, when it was created to honor the succulent taste and texture of suckling pigs. This traditional dish is popular around the world and can be enjoyed during any holiday meal or celebration. So don't forget to put this delicious dish on your holiday menu this year!

History of National Roast Suckling Pig Day

National Roast Suckling Pig Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Suckling Pig Culinary Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>The culinary practice of roasting whole suckling pigs started in the 16th century. These tender young pigs were often the centerpieces of grand feasts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expansion to the Americas</div><div class='timeline-text'>European settlers brought the tradition of roasting suckling pigs to the Americas in the 18th century. The meat's tenderness and rich flavor quickly became popular.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Lechon, the Filipino Style</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Philippines makes its own mark on the dish by introducing Lechon, a seasoned, spit-roasted suckling pig. It became a staple dish at Filipino celebrations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Suckling Pig Gets Fancy</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the mid-20th century, gourmet cooks and food connoisseurs in high-end establishments began to recognize the excellent flavor profile and succulence of roast suckling pig.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Asian Fusion Touch</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 20th century, Asian fusion cuisine influenced the preparation of roast suckling pig, incorporating ingredients such as five-spice powder, soy sauce, and honey.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Roast Suckling Pig Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of celebrating National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18 began, encouraging people to cook and enjoy this delicacy on that day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Roast Suckling Pig Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Roast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and organize a roast suckling pig.  Choose a location, invite your guests, and get to cooking! To make it extra special, you can include traditional accompaniments like stuffing, potatoes, and vegetables.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support your local businesses and visit a restaurant that serves roast suckling pig.  Many restaurants have specials on this day to celebrate, so take advantage of the savings and indulge.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make DIY Skewers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Buy some pork skewers from the grocery store and make your own at home. Marinate the pork overnight in your favorite seasonings, then fire up the grill or oven for some delicious roasted suckling pig skewers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Cooking Show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tune into your favorite cooking show and watch as they demonstrate how to prepare a delicious roast suckling pig. Follow along with the recipe to create your own masterpiece.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a Cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create an edible version of a roast suckling pig by baking a cake in the shape of one! Decorate it with candy pieces or fondant to make it look even more realistic.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Roast Suckling Pig Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Roast suckling pig is a delicious treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like a roasted suckling pig to tantalize the taste buds! The succulent meat and crisp, golden skin are sure to please all of your guests. Not only is it delicious, but roasting a suckling pig also adds an air of sophistication to any meal or gathering!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Roast suckling pig is easy to prepare</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Roast suckling pig doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming. All you need is some basic ingredients like garlic, pepper and rosemary leaves to infuse the pork with flavor. With just a few minutes of preparation and a couple hours in the oven, you'll have a deliciously roasted dish that's perfect for any occasion!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Roast suckling pigs provide lots of leftovers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Roasting a whole suckling pig can yield anywhere from 10 to 16 servings - depending on how big your roast. That means plenty of gourmet leftovers that can be used in countless ways. From soups and sandwiches to tacos and salads, there's no limit to what you can cook up with your extra roasted pork!</p></div></div>

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When is National Roast Suckling Pig Day?

National Roast Suckling Pig Day is celebrated on December 18 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Wednesday.

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